Cast Blog: #RHOC

A Good Balance

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

A Good Balance

Vicki shares her thoughts on Tamra's troubles and the San Antonio trip.

Sorry for the delay in getting this week's blog out, it's been a tough week for me. This was also a tough week for Tamra to relive her life last summer with Simon and the struggles they were both going through. I agree with Tamra that Jeana overstepped her boundaries by butting into their marriage issues.  I am sure Simon did not mean to hurt Tamra by throwing the dog leash, and I think if he had to do it all over again, he probably would have not even tried to come into her home. Emotions run high when a separation occurs, and I'm sure this was the case with Simon.

I agree that Tamra had to file a restraining order to protect her from Simon coming back over to the house uninvited. When I divorced my first husband Mike at 29 years old, he had scared me on many occasions, and I had to file a restraining order as well. I think all too many times women don't file the orders because they think it's an isolated case, and that's when we see the men stepping over the line and getting violent, and then it's too late. I'm a firm believer that we must protect our self from any form of violence, verbal or physical.

It was great seeing the girls go to San Antonio and have their girlfriend trip. I was in Nashville to expand my life insurance business into a nationwide health insurance company. It was more important for me to go on the business trip than go to San Antonio.

It was good to see Alexis have fun and realize that she can have a good time with girlfriends and that it's not always necessary to be with Jim in order to be happy.  I believe it's important to have a good balance between work, family, friends, and faith, and not to focus all your energies on one person. I think Alexis is realizing this after watching herself on TV last year. I definitely saw the competition come out this week between Alexis and Peggy. I don't understand that between friends. It seems like no matter what Peggy says, Alexis has to one up her. I think it's hurtful to Peggy, especially knowing that they have been friends for so long, to constantly feel in competition with Alexis.

Donn and I going to dinner with Tamra and Eddie at the White House in Anaheim was a really fun evening. I was asked earlier that week by Tony Toth with the Anaheim Convention Center if I wanted to drive the hockey ice machine a the Ducks game. Figuring out the name of the machine was interesting... Is it a zambookie, zamburie, zambucka or a zamboni.  I love having a good laugh, and I'm always one to get the names of things wrong. Seeing Eddie be uncomfortable when Simon's name was brought up was sad. Eddie is such an amazing man and was so patient with Tamra during this time of transition for her. He's very calming for her and always reassuring her that things will be OK.

Thank you for all of your support during this time of transition for me. It's definitely been a hard season for me.  I'm so fortunate to have the support of my friends and family and to have my business Coto Insurance be my stability. I am expanding my practice to also offer P & C insurance in the next few months, which will allow us to be a full service agency.

My practice focuses on Retirement Planning which includes IRA/401K rollovers and income planning.  Also, for those of you that are looking for a free review of your current life insurance policy or to obtain a new policy, please visit my website at www.cotoinsurance.com for a free quote.

In closing, I encourage all of you to take a moment to listen to this below video. It's a message that I live by. Truth, success, happiness, and some life lessons.

http://www.simpletruthsoflifemovie.com/

I wish all of you a happy and healthy week. 

Love,

Vicki

www.vickigunvalson.com

Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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